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[texts]The Tryal and Sentence of Elizabeth Cellier, For Writing, Printing, and Publishing, A Scandalous Libel, Called Malice Defeated, &c... - Unknown. Publication info: London: Printed for Thomas Collins, 1680
Elizabeth Cellier was accused and imprisoned as a Catholic conspirator in the fraudulent "Meal Tub Plot". After the plot was exposed and she was released, she wrote and published a book called Malice Defeated; or a Brief Relation of the Accusation and Deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier, describing the Plot and various other persecutions of the Catholics by the government. The book was immediately translated into French and found a ready audience among Catholics...
Keywords: Elizabeth Cellier; Meal Tub Plot; libel; sedition
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